The Dos and Don’ts of Filing Taxes

Personal Finance

The Dos and Don’ts of Filing Taxes

The Dos and Don’ts of Filing Taxes

Ah, tax season: the second-most stressful time of the year for Americans. While many of us look forward to a nice little tax return after we file, it’s still not the most enjoyable process to go through. However, it doesn’t have to be as annoying as we make it out to be. Here are some... Read More

Filing Taxes in the Wake of the Equifax Breach

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Filing Taxes in the Wake of the Equifax Breach

Filing Taxes in the Wake of the Equifax Breach

Last summer’s Equifax data breach is estimated to have impacted more than 145 million Americans. Vital personal information such as social security numbers, birthdays and addresses were stolen from the credit bureau, which blamed the incident on both human error and technical failures. Whatever the exact cause may have been, the breach has the potential... Read More

10 Tips for Doing Your Taxes Yourself

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10 Tips for Doing Your Taxes Yourself

10 Tips for Doing Your Taxes Yourself

If you’re planning to file your own tax returns this year, you’re in good company. Approximately 33 percent of Americans file their own taxes each year. As you’re gathering all of your 2017 tax documents and preparing to file your taxes there are some important things to keep in mind. Following these tips will help... Read More

15 Ways to Get a Jump Start on Your Taxes

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15 Ways to Get a Jump Start on Your Taxes

15 Ways to Get a Jump Start on Your Taxes

[UPDATE: This article was updated January 24, 2018] Tax season is fast approaching, with everyone’s employer due to send their W-2s by the end of January. Even though we’re still in the middle of the holiday season, it’s never too early to start getting ready to file your taxes. It’s helpful to be mindful of... Read More

1099-Cs and Your Taxes: What You Should Know

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1099-Cs and Your Taxes: What You Should Know

1099-Cs and Your Taxes: What You Should Know

Not many know what a 1099-C is or why they receive it. But these forms can be a little scary because they’re tax documents—and no one wants to mess up their taxes. When you get one, it’s because you had a portion or all of a debt canceled. It’s important to understand what a 1099-C... Read More

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